Frozen Skies is a roleplaying game written by Stephen Hughes of Utherwald Press. It is being brought to Kickstarter by Applied Vectors Ltd.
The 120 page book is written, what we need is artwork that accurately brings the setting to life, and for this to happen, we need you! The funding goal gets you a combination of colour and black and white art. if we hit the first stretch goal, it will be a full colour interior!
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In which we talk about the game, share ideas and ask for your input. Please come along and join in!
If you back at the Raw Recruit level or higher, you will receive an exclusive adventure in PDF format, only available to the Kickstarter backers.
The Remnants of the Past On an expedition with a professor investigating some Ancient Terran ruins the heroes find that they're far from uninhabited ...
ALL Backers of Alyeskan Explorer and higher pledges will receive a free PDF with the Frozen Skies Bennies, which they can print themselves on cardstock for use in their games.
A June 2018 fulfillment date seems a long way away, and it is. We have to commission artwork, approve it, add it to the book, order proof copies and make sure they're fit for purpose - if this happens at a faster rate, then you will get the rewards earlier, I wanted to make sure we have a good lead time in case of any issues that might arise.
The setting of Frozen Skies is the continent of Alyeska, the most northern landmass of the world of Darmonica and is often referred to as either the ‘rooftop of the world’ or ‘Darmonica’s Crown’. It is an icy frontier plagued by savage beasts, cut-throat sky pirates, harsh weather and eons old dark secrets. It is a barely tamed land where the most basic of utilities are hard to come by and tend to lie on the good side of unreliable at best. But despite all this there are opportunities for a man to make a name and, more ideally, coin for himself.
Alyeska itself is dominated by savage beasts known as Wulvers, wolf like creatures that’ve plagued Alyeska since its earliest Colonial days. The Commonwealth had troops stationed in Alyeska to defend its fledging colony against the beasts, though they were steadily whittled away to satisfy the Commonwealth’s war efforts. As the defenses were weakened the Wulvers gradually overran more and more territory, in the end the Alyeskans were forced to hide behind fortified walls and increasingly rely on air travel to maintain contact with far-flung outposts.
Despite the Wulvers the other great powers of Darmonica have their own interest in Alyeska, chiefly for the ruins and artefacts of the Ancient Terrans buried beneath the ice and for a mineral by-product of the Blast known as Glimmer Rock. Until it was altered by the energies released in the explosion it was a previously unremarkable mineral, now it is the fuel for a new Industrial Revolution that the world finds itself on the cusp of....but only if the new technology can be made viable.
If we fund, we have a number of Stretch Goals:
More will be added should we get that high.
If we reach various Stretch Goals, we will unlock Add-Ons which you can purchase, simply by increasing your pledge by the specified amounts. Here is the closeup of the Bennies:
Here are the closeups of the dice.
Remember these can't be ordered until we have reached the Stretch Goal that unlocks them.
All rewards will be fulfilled through DriveThruRPG.
The pledges for the print version are at a lower amount because backers will need to later pay at cost the base printing and shipping costs of the book at DriveThruRPG. When the Frozen Skies RPG is ready (estimated June 2018 at the latest), backers who pledged for it will receive a code to print their books on DriveThruRPG. They will be able to choose between the Softcover (7"x10") or the Hardcover (7"x10"), and Standard Color Heavyweight or Premium Color as they prefer. Please note that backers will still need to pay DriveThruRPG for printing and shipping costs at the time of ordering.
The estimated print cost for each version is as follows (rounded-up):
- Softcover Color: $5.99 (Standard) to $15.15 (Premium)
- Hardcover Color: $11.16 (Standard) to $20.10 (Premium)
Shipping costs vary by location. DrivethruRPG ships internationally and estimated shipping costs can be found here.
Why is Applied Vectors Ltd running this Kickstarter and not Utherwald Press?
Time. Stephen simply hasn't the time to run and bring a Kickstarter to a successful conclusion, as he is juggling two jobs and children with publishing. We stepped in as not only do we love the setting, we want to see it out there in the marketplace.
Risks and challenges
The only challenges I can think of would be delays in artwork being received and shipping of any physical rewards and stretch goals. Neither of which are in our control.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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